A LITTLE PIECE OF ME • FINE ART + EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Filed in Personal  /  September 3, 2014 /

Something many do not know about me, before I was a wedding photographer; I was a photographer, an artist. I didn’t photograph moments, I didn’t photograph love. To be honest, I photographed my battle with teenage angst and depression. It’s not often that I can find time to shoot for me during wedding season. I made a pact with myself this year that I would find the time but with 41 weddings and double that in portrait sessions and other semi-related shoots and now opening a studio this winter (ball dropped! Heyyy!) I have barely found the time to touch my large format camera or touch on my learning of the collodion process this year (let’s hope the chemicals I invested in can hold out till the winter!) Hell, I just bought an entire darkroom hoping it would inspire me to shoot my personal work again. …It just made my spare room even more cluttered. Anyways…

What brought me to wedding photography, I’ll never fully know. What might have been being able to afford to pay the bills grew to a love.
I’m an artist. When you hire me as your wedding photographer you are getting someone who is so passionate about photography it screams through in my work. You get someone who has held a camera since she was 8 years old, tackled the education side to photography and creates from the heart. I don’t create because that’s how I was taught to. I create because I feel the emotion, the love, the chemistry.

I’ll be shooting something for me again, something that tells the struggles of being a full time wedding photographer, struggles of not paying the bills, feeling alone while everyone is getting married and here I am eating all the cake. The haunting feeling I get. My work not being good enough. Depression, The real struggle most don’t tell you. I’m going to try to photograph all my work (wedding included) the way I see it. I feel shooting for me is where I am strongest, it’s where I strive and it’s where I’m really happy. This one little shoot refueled my soul. My first love is still in there so with this project I’m just going to be real.

Stay tuned.

Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography
Fine Art Photography by Megan Saul Photography

A Little Piece of Me – Fine Art and Editorial Photography by
Fine art photographer, Megan Saul Photography

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  1. I don’t know you, but I’m a friend of Emily’s. I just wanted to say that I think you are an artist, always, even when you are taking pictures of wedding shoes. Your heart will shine through your work. And I bet it does. I am so happy for you, that you are making time to shoot for yourself. It is this kind of work that really, really moves people, because it comes from such an intimate place in you, and it in turn touches on intimate places in those that view it. The first image of Emily on the floor holding her back was breathtaking to me. I really was flooded with emotion. You are talented. Very much so! Keep shooting for you. P.S. Have you read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron? Also, the War of Art? Highly recommend those to you as you pursue making art from your soul! Much love to you.

  2. Anna Taylor says:

    Megan – I love everything about these – the light, the editing, the TS-ing?? Just gorgeous.

  3. Melissa Avey says:

    I really love these! They really do scream fine art and are so unique and dramatic. beautiful.

  4. Siegrid Yebba says:

    Your word summation made me cry, and your extra ordinary photos gave me chills. There is nothing more beautiful than what you create in your mind.
    All my love, your grandma S.

  5. Arica says:

    Hold your breath, stand still, stare hard – kind of photographs. AMAZING!

  6. Jessica says:

    Those images are so gorgeous and so moving. Absolutely beautiful. I love how you opened up in this blog post.

  7. Wow. These are stunning. Wow!

  8. aside from being a long time fan of your work, i must admit i am absolutely in awe of your talent. These photos are so expressive and wonderfully captivating in such a raw and dark manner. I can definitely relate to your post because its what i used to do as well before heading into wedding photography. Work like this speaks volumes, and i am so glad you shared it with us!

  9. Ashley says:

    These are SO gorgeous!!

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